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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyrinda Foxe Cyrinda Foxe ... R.C.
Matthew Anton Matthew Anton ... Drugstore Boy
Cathy Roskam Cathy Roskam ... Drugstore Mother
Carroll Baker ... Hazel Aiken
Susan Tyrrell ... Mary Aiken
Mary Boylan Mary Boylan ... Grandmother
Gordon Oas-Heim ... Mr. Aiken
Perry King ... L.T.
Michael Forella Michael Forella ... Ice Cream Counterman
Kitty Bruce ... Karla
Tere Tereba Tere Tereba ... Ingrid Joyner
Renee Paris Renee Paris ... Sara Leachman
Stefania Casini ... P.G.
John H. Starke John H. Starke ... Joe Leachman (as John Starke)
Ruth Jaroslow Ruth Jaroslow ... Electrolysis Patient


Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Did You Know?


Perry King said Andy Warhol told him in reference to the plot of bad "I wanted to make a film about evil women and incompetent men" See more »


When Mary changes her baby's diaper, the soiled portion of the garment is in the front, not the back as is always the case. See more »


S.F.: She wanted me to get rid of her baby, and then to save the money she chucked it out the window herself, the bitch.
Mary Aiken: [crying] Oh, no! No, no, no! I can't stand it anymore!
S.F.: Don't cry, Mary. I'll get another job tomorrow.
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut for its UK cinema release to remove all closeup footage of pornographic magazine material, and to edit the finger removal scene and shots of a dead baby. See more »


References All the President's Men (1976) See more »


Courtesy of David Werner
Courtesy of RCA
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Hugely Offensive and Tasteless, but Very Funny
3 April 2006 | by RobertF87See all my reviews

It's fair to say that "Bad", the final film produced by Andy Warhol's studio, is not for everyone.

Hazel Aiken (Carrol Baker) is a New York housewife who runs an electrolysis clinic from her home, as well as running an all-female "murder for hire" business. Her life is complicated by the arrival of boarder LT (Perry King), who is waiting for the call for his first contract killing.

The film is loaded with offensive scenes, including a mother throwing her unwanted baby out of the window of a skyscraper. However there is a strange morality to the film, which explores a world completely without morality, where life is completely meaningless. The film is full of deeply dark humour. This was the most expensive of Warhol's films, and may be his most accessible. If you're a fan of cult film-maker John Waters, you'll probably love this. In fact, this is one of the great cult movies. Recommended to people with strong nerves and stomachs.

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Release Date:

20 January 1977 (West Germany) See more »

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Andy Warhol's Bad See more »

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New York City, New York, USA


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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Factory Films (I) See more »
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